Couples Boudoir shoot
I’m curious as to how everyone feels about this topic. My wife and I have been married for 12 years, and she has always had a pretty negative view of herself physically (3 c-sections, but she works out regularly and is in very good shape). I wonder if it would bring us closer togetherness and if it would be fun, or if it is something we should be leaving alone due to the sexual nature of it and a third person witnessing us enjoy each other in front of a camera…I really want her to appreciate her body, and have heard this is something that has helped women in the past (I pray for her daily regarding her struggle with her body-image). Any experiences would be appreciated.
I think couple pictures like that are fine – depending on how sexualized they become. Like SOA I’m wondering what you mean by what you have in mind to do in front of the camera. Maybe should set up your own tripod and use a remote or timer and take your own pictures.
I concur that it depends on what you’re planning to do. Boudoir can be tasteful or trashy… make sure you know what you want and that your photographer is on the same page.
DW has surprised me twice with boudoir photos. It was a fun thing for her to do, and she did them at times that she was feeling great about her body. She made sure the photographers were reputable and professional and would not share or sell the photos beyond just to her.
We’ve not ever discussed a couples boudoir shoot, but we’ve done several couples photos shoots over the years (beach shoots are a lot of fun!).
I would only do this if you can take the pictures yourself and forgo a third party. If you want professional results but handling the photography yourself, look up some tutorials on DIY video/photography lighting, and explore the setting on whatever cameras you have, both smartphone cameras and any standalone cameras you may own. You can get semi-professional results yourself these days, which is likely more than good enough for intended purposes.